Winter Hiking
8.8 km
Travel time
approx. 3 h
Tour details
Tour details
Cosy winter hike on the sunny side of Engelberg, rewarded with a magnificent view of the Titlis.
From Engelberg railway station, follow the Dorfstrasse in the direction of the monastery. After the Tourist Information turn left into Schwandstrasse. From there the path rises steadily. About 60 m after the Hotel Waldegg take the road to the right in the direction of Fellenrüti - Bergli. The Hotel Waldegg is also the last opportunity for a stop for refreshments until you reach your destination on Ristis. At the end of the road, at the bus stop Fellenrüti, the path turns sharply left into the forest. After the first long bend the forest clears and the view to the next intermediate destination, the Bergli becomes clear. Keep left away from the road in the direction of Spisboden. Above the farm you reach the road again. Here you have made a good half of the way. After a few bends and metres in height you will finally reach the Ristis. The view in the direction of Titlis and Engelberg is magnificent and makes you forget your tired legs. After a well-deserved break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant, take the cable car down to the valley. The free sports bus takes you back to the station and the starting point of the winter hike.

Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Train station Engelberg
Point of arrival
6 / 6
602 m
4 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Safety information

When planning, please refer to the winter sports report where it is indicated whether the winter hiking trails are prepared and open.

High and firm hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothes, sun protection, hiking poles are advantageous.
Author’s advice
If the Schwandstrasse is too steep for you, you can take the free sports bus from Engelberg station and start the winter hike from Fellenrüti.
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Good to know

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.
Further information & links

Cable car prices

Overview map

Timetable mountain railway

Snow sports report


Mountain lodge Ristis